With three dealerships located throughout Edmonton, and a huge staff who’re all driving Nissans, Go Nissan understands the importance of traction. From muddy worksites to the rain, sleet, and snow that turns Alberta roads into skating rinks, you need a vehicle that knows how to stay efficient and on track. Enter Nissan’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, found on a huge selection of the Nissan lineup—conveniently found at Edmonton’s Go Nissan. Read on to learn more about Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, and which Nissan vehicles come equipped with it.
What is the difference between two-wheel drive, four-wheel drive, & all-wheel drive?
While there isn’t a huge difference between four- and all-wheel drive, there’s a world of difference between two-wheel drive and the two. A world filled with sand, grit, mud, ice, snow, and any other item that can turn a surface slick. While those two-wheel drive vehicles are great for those closer to the equator, weather in Alberta is far too unpredictable. Four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicles, however, use all four of the vehicle’s wheels to ensure you’ve got stability and traction. The difference is when all four wheels are put into use. In a four-wheel drive vehicle, you’ll only use two wheels when road conditions are good, and the second set of wheels will activate when needed. Whereas all-wheel drive vehicles use all four wheels all of the time—offering excellent traction no matter the road conditions.
What is Intelligent All-Wheel Drive?
Nissan’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive is just about the smartest way for you to use all four wheels on your vehicle. Part of Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility, this advanced system goes beyond all-wheel drive, constantly monitoring the traction in all four wheels and sending power to the wheels that need it most. That means when you hit a patch of ice, or find your front or back wheels mired in a muddy situation, Intelligent All-Wheel Drive will calculate and distribute the power each wheel needs to keep you going. It does all this imperceptibly quick, meaning all you’ve got to do is keep driving. While it sounds too good to be true, it’s yet another one of Nissan’s many innovations meant to make your drive easier.
But now, what you all came here for, a list of the Nissan vehicles equipped with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive! Keep in mind this list may change, as Nissan is constantly finding ways to improve their entire vehicle lineup, however, the current list of vehicles with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (standard or available) includes:
Nissan cars with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive
- Nissan Altima
- Nissan GT-R (the GT-R actually features ATTESA E-TS® All-Wheel Drive)
Nissan SUVs & crossovers with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive
- Nissan Murano
- Nissan Qashqai
- Nissan Rogue
Nissan trucks with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive
- While no Nissan trucks currently feature Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, they are equipped to handle the unpredictable terrain on some of the toughest job sites in the world. Click the links to learn more about the utility that can be found in the Nissan Frontier, Titan, and Titan XD.
There’s more to having a safe vehicle than just all-wheel drive, and the inclement weather Edmontonians face usually requires you to drive cautiously (and don’t forget the winter tires). Lucky for you, Edmonton’s Go Nissan has you covered. With everything from accessories to top notch service, Go Nissan is your one stop shop for all things Nissan related; no wonder we’re known for having the Go Nissan Advantage. Give us a call today to learn more!